Researchers report the results of experimental and computational investigations on the conversion of lignocellulosic biomass into a bio-based chemical called acrylonitrile, the key precursor to manufacturing carbon fiber.
Water could form the basis for future particularly inexpensive rechargeable batteries. Researchers have succeeded in doubling the electrochemical stability of water with a special saline solution. This takes us one step closer to using the technology commercially.
Providing safer drinking water to those in need may be a little easier. According to researchers, a new desalination technique is able to remove salt from water using less energy than previous methods.
Scientists have produced a data-driven proposal for standardizing the measurements of perovskite solar cell stability and degradation. The work aims to create consensus in the field and overcome one of the major hurdles on the way to commercializing perovskite photovoltaics.
Researchers distil twenty years of lessons from clean energy funding into six ?guiding principles?. They argue that governments must eschew constant reinventions and grant scientists greater influence before our window of opportunity to avert climate change closes.
From ending poverty to improving wellbeing, gender equality, cities' resilience or climate action - while synergies among most of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) foster progress in sustainable development, there are some key conflicts or bottlenecks that could hamper achieving the SDG objectives for 2030.